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Currently, there is a global focus on gun culture and its impact/relevance within our society.
This is especially true in America where politicians are trying to remove guns entirely from civilian possession (much like here in Australia) causing many civil rights movements to declare this as an attack on their 2nd Amendment Rights.
For the less informed, The Second Amendment protects an individual's right to possess a firearm, unconnected to service in a militia and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes such as self-defense within the home.
While Australia has no Bill of Rights or anything closely resembling the Second Amendment, that should not discount Australians as having no rights to personal protection.
An article in the Brisbane Times, dated October 24 2012, indicated that "The overall crime rate in Queensland increased by 6 per cent in the last financial year - the first significant rise in at least a decade." and that "The rate of armed robberies across the state jumped 12 per cent".
While crime had initially decreased it is evident that crime is indeed increasing again and that the expansion to law enforcement numbers is not working. In addition to this, response times for police assistance on urgent matters on average can total almost an hour on some occasions.
This cannot be deemed acceptable and we need to recognize that police cannot always make immediate response calls and therefore the public need to be able to safely equip themselves with suitable defense.
It is often argued that more guns are not the answer and to that I answer that neither is taking them away.
One way or another, ill-minded people manage to obtain weapons (whether it be guns, knifes, bottles, etc) and harm others. If you disarm a nation you leave the citizens totally unprepared and at the mercy of police response times.
What's worse, is that with weapons being nationally banned, any weapons obtained underground are harder to track back to an owner. Lengthening the investigation process by law enforcement. Why make police jobs harder than they already are?
History has also shown that government corruption can and has occurred before threatening the lives of many civilians. We cannot ignore history and we need to accept, despite how good things might be now, that the future can take a turn for the worse.
What I propose is that we loosen our ban on weapons and focus on performing background checks on those applying for licences in addition to giving psychological treatment to those ill-minded people.
We, as a nation, need to recognize that we are all entitled to safety and protection and we should not be judged as guilty before proven innocent.
A ‘Judas Moment’, that's what some are calling Justice John Roberts great betrayal of America’s trust when he cast his lot with the liberals to uphold Obamacare.
‘Ten pieces of silver’ or not, Robert’s ruling for Obamacare is a total disaster. It must be stopped!
Our elected leaders must reject Obamacare at every turn until the day voters plunge a wooden stake through the heart of this unconstitutional monstrosity.
We appreciate Speaker Boehner's willingness to vote again on the full repeal of ObamaCare. But there is more we can do in Congress. It's called Defund Obamacare, and it won't cost the taxpayers a penny!
In Federalist No. 58, James Madison wrote that the “power over the purse may, in fact, be regarded as the most complete and effectual weapon ... for obtaining a redress of every grievance…”
When the Health and Social Care Act was still a parliamentary bill, Dr Kailash Chand OBE (@kailashchandOBE on Twitter) started an e-petition on the government site demanding that the bill be abandoned.
The epetition.gov.uk site's rules state that any petition reaching 100,000 signatures or more must be considered for Parliamentary debate. The petition easily exceeded 100,000 signatures, at times averaging 1000 signatures per hour - a clear sign of the wishes of the British people.
The petition was closed, and the discussion never happened. The government - as it is technically entitled to do - let the motion disappear into a parliamentary black hole.
I believe we have to maintain the assault on all possible fronts, so I've started another petition.
However, while I've submitted the petition to the government site in case people look there, I'm setting up the main petition here on gopetition.com, for the reasons below:
1) The government site is likely to block the petition from even appearing on their site.
2) Even if it goes ahead, once it reaches 100,000 signatures, they close it. I believe that far more than 100k people will sign the petition - potentially in the millions - sending a far clearer and harder-to-ignore message to the government that we will not tolerate the selling-off of our most treasured national possession.
If you agree that the government's actions and plans are unacceptable, please sign the petition below - and get everyone you know to do the same.
(If you want to send an even bigger message, sign this petition too, for a motion of no-confidence in the coalition government http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/petition-for-a-motion-of-no-confidence-in-the-uk-coalit.html)
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ObamaCare caused health insurance to skyrocket from around $13,000 to now over $15,500 for family insurance with never-ending annual increases. Our take home pay is reduced by this amount and all of this money goes directly to Big Money Political Donor Insurance Companies.
Plus we pay out-of-pocket co-pays up to average deductible amounts of $1,000-$2,000. Sign the petition now to replace this broken system with our new "Citizen-Centered Platform of Solutions" that gives every citizen the "American Freedom Benefit Package."
If you help us and we win, just one of your many new benefits will be the American Healthcare Freedom Plan where we simply take up to $6,000 per individual and $12,000 per family away from the insurance companies and place it directly in your 100% Government Exempt Trust Fund that is never taxed and is fully inheritable. Then you can have a secure fund to cover all routine and preventative care expenses, and if you ever you reach your annual deductible your plan automatically converts to 100% insurance coverage.
All unused funds roll over to future years so you can build a huge TAX FREE Health Assurance Account (HAA) Trust Fund. One of the many magnificent benefits of this plan is that all accumulated funds above your annual deductible can be used for your personal needs.
Now instead of being forced to invest in risky and corrupt markets where average investors lose 30%-70% of our wealth every 8-13 years or save with banks that lend our own money to us a 4%-20% or more while giving us less than 1% on our savings we will now be able to invest in ourselves and our families. Now, we will be able to skip the banking middlemen and finance our own purchases from orthodontics and elective medical procedures to automobiles and home improvements to education costs to virtually all of our major life needs.
With your new benefit package you will be able to finance your own purchases from your pent up retirement and healthcare funds and repay yourself with interest. In the end you will own the things you need in life and when you repay your loans to yourself you will have tremendous wealth.
Our politicians voted to implement ObamaCare against the will of the people and before they even read the bill. Now we know that ObamaCare was 2,900 pages of political payoffs to Big Money donors that exacerbates all of the problems of our current system to make them worse. The AHFP solves all of the root problems in our current system to slash healthcare costs in every area. You will love our Total Citizen-Centered Platform that solves all of the major issues our country faces because we drastically decrease the costs of living while dramatically increasing the standard of living for every American Citizen. We also save taxpayers $2 Trillion annually with our total platform of solutions that ends deficit spending, pays off our national debt and brings solvency back to our local, state and federal budgets.
Sign our petition now so we can get to work for you, and then tell everyone you know to do the same. Go here for the complete details: http://goo.gl/4o9oZ
Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 does not prohibit social network casinos from accepting online payments for "virtual money", yet these sites continually take payments and tighten the games worse than actual casinos. They have horrible customer service, if any.
"The intent of this petition is to have liquor sales laws in British Columbia amended SUCH THAT:
1. Liquor sales regulations facilitate the rights of both citizens and businesses to exercise their freedom, rather than inhibit it.
2. An atmosphere of peace, prosperity, and cooperation is created and upheld to the highest standard.
3. Hours of legal sale should be expanded in order to allow citizens the greatest possible opportunity to enjoy their right to choose.
4. The issuance of liquor sales licenses should be expanded to include ANY legitimate retailer in the food category including grocers, convenience stores, and non-permanent vendors.
5. Public consumption of alcohol should be decriminalised, with an accompanying "stiffening" of punishments for public intoxication and disorderly conduct. This puts the onus of maintaining proper conduct onto the citizen rather than on Peace Officers, contributing to a sense of pride, personal responsibility, and cooperation.
As a Auto Accident Survivor, the repealing of Michigan No-Fault would be harmful to our Children, Family, Friends and Neighbors.
Without Michigan No-Fault, I would not have made it. My family would have suffered even more than they have and are still due to my medical impairments.
The statement that repealing Michigan No-Fault (The nations' PREMIER Auto Insurance) would save us money is nonsensical at best. As a fairly accurate statement, I can say that due to an auto-accident there has been "over" 15 surgeries to just one limb of mine (truly do not know the exact number, but would have been an amputee long ago without proper insurance that was a paid for "INSURANCE POLICY". Without No-Fault, or with "Limited" PIP coverage, this would never had happened.
What is worse than my injuries? Read below!
Drivers / Consumers / Voters have already selected NOT TO REPEAL NO-FAULT, NOT ONCE, BUT TWICE!
Our Votes matter - let our politicians know this!
Any attempt to repeal Michigan No-Fault is not the consumers choice, this is the lobbied Politicians Choice - trying to STRIP US of our PREVIOUS VOTES - SHAME ON THEM ALL!
Consumers choice would be by adding legislation allowing drivers to "OPT OUT" of NO-FAULT as it stands, and select a Tort like coverage. That is consumers choice people. Taking OUR VOTE AWAY IS NOT OUR CHOICE!
Repealing does not give the consumer any choice, except less coverage when needed. It only gives the VERY PROFITABLE INSURANCE COMPANIES the right to NOT allow the insured to receive appropriate treatment in the event of an accident causing serious injury.
Now they want to take our prior vote's away? This is not a a very democratic process, WE THE PEOPLE OF MICHIGAN ALREADY VOTED BY MAJORITY TWO TIMES!
We urge all citizens to sign the petition, seeking our governor not to support a change without first allowing the citizens, the opportunity to RE-VOTE! We already voted twice! Allowing them to repeal it without our vote, is clearly saying our vote's don't not count. This is not what our Government stands for, but it is what special interest groups stand for!
There is only one logical reason they would try to take our vote away AFTER we voted - ONLY ONE REASON - Profitable Insurance Companies trying to make more profit, and at the cost and possibly life of the consumer. Shame on them all! OUR VOTE COUNTS! LET THEM KNOW KNOW BY SIGNING OUR PETITION!
Protect our previous votes! Do not allow our previous VOTES to be NEGATED!! Act Now, before it is too late, what is next, they REPEAL VOTING RIGHTS?
Sign this crucial petition now!
***Michigan Registered Voters Only Please***
The Climate Change Act  is a catastrophic policy blunder, because it commits Britain, uniquely in the world, to a legally binding long-term framework to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 80% by 2050. This amounts to £734 billion, the most costly law ever put through Parliament. These targets are totally unrealistic and unobtainable without shutting down the British economy.
Criticisms of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IPCC intensified when leaked emails from the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit showed that leading scientists manipulated data to “hide the decline” in temperatures and suppressed legitimate arguments in peer-reviewed journals.
The Climategate scandal has led to 43% of the British public to distrust climate science and to question the need for the Climate Change Act.
MPs stated that £200billion to £1trillion will be needed over the next couple of decades to move the UK to a low carbon dioxide economy.
The liabilities of the proposed Green Investment Bank would have to go on the national balance sheet, Treasury officials fear the UK would lose its triple AAA rating.
Green jobs growth is not sustainable, because for every 1 new green job created 3.7 jobs will be lost in the real economy and carbon dioxide taxes will cause “carbon leakage” - the export of British jobs to countries without carbon dioxide taxes.
Wind power, subsidies have cost £2billion. Wind farm research concludes they are not a fit and proper solution to: the perceived need to cut carbon emissions, the growing demand for energy security, and will have significant human, environmental and economic impacts.
Carbon dioxide taxes and green subsidies will increase the average energy bill from £1,215 to £2,500 per year. This regressive tax will increase the price of food, clothes and travel, which especially impacts on our rural communities.
The Times stated that 5.5 million households or 21% of the 26 million British households suffer fuel poverty - spending more than 10% of their monthly income on energy bills.
Last February, overnight temperatures fell to minus 10, and this winter temperatures fell in some parts of the UK to minus 23. Being cold in the home increases the risk of strokes and heart attacks.
There are now 20% more cold related deaths in winter. Resulting in an average of 30,000 excess winter deaths across the UK. That is around 250 excess deaths per day.
Britain’s Coalition Government, in its Annual Energy Statement for 2010 concedes that by the year 2020, nearly one-third of the average domestic electricity bill will consist of green energy charges imposed by this law.
The European Emissions Trading Scheme is riven with fraud. Interpol has concluded that carbon dioxide trading scams cost governments €5billion in lost tax revenue and this loss is added to our energy bills.
Repeal the Act! Campaign to Repeal the Climate Change Act is a non-partisan campaign. Visit us at www.repealtheact.co.uk
We all know how important it is for children to be educated and informed, but it's causing more damage and harm than it's solving.
I've done some online research and came across a page on http://www.cato.org/pubs/handbook/hb105-20.html in which paragraph 4 of Chapter 20 on the Cato Handbook for Congress: Broadcasting is calling for the repeal of the Children's Television Act of 1990, but there's a lot more to the story than just that page.
Over 400.000 dogs are now in danger in Denmark. The Danish Government has passed a breed ban law, 13 breeds are now forbidden in Denmark, and also any mix of these breeds.
The Government has introduced reverse burden of proof, so the owners of Dogs that look like these breeds, now have to proof that they are not, which as we all know, can not be done with DNA. If you can't lift the burden of proof - the dog will be euthanized
The Framers of the U.S. Constitution limited the powers of the federal government to an enumerated list. Any and all powers not on that list were reserved to the States and it's people. That is the language of the 10th Amendment of the Bill of Rights. Especially since the 1930s, the federal government has gone far beyond the Constitutional limits imposed by the Framers under the slimmest of pretexts facilitated by a compromised U.S. Supreme Court.
Consequently, every citizen in this country has seen their rights and liberties become more constrained, more hemmed in, weaker and more insignificant. To get our country back, we must fight back by invoking what the judiciary and legislature has ignored all this time. The first battle is the 10th Amendment. It means something, and the federal government must adhere to it. But the only way the federal government follow the U.S. Constitution is if we stand together and take decisive action.
So much has been taken by the federal government, that the battle has now become America versus the federal government. If there is any "giving back" to do, it is the federal government giving the constitutional rights back to each and every American citizen.
This will only happen by grass-roots efforts such as this petition for the State of Connecticut. State legislatures around the country are doing it themselves, but the only form of resolution which will move the federal government is where We The People make it abundantly clear we both support and are determined to engage in rolling back the federal government. To date, legislators on their own have failed to truly reduce the federal government. So, it should be clear that the additional force of grass-roots efforts are needed to complete the task.
To this end, be clear: This petition is about RE-ALIGNING the federal government with the U.S. Constitution. It is NOT, I repeat NOT about secession. This petition is about the PRECISE OPPOSITE of secession.
This petition IS about two concepts to stop federal overreaching: NULLIFICATION and REPEAL. The Connecticut resolution will lay down specific standards for nullification of unconstitutional federal laws and regulations to be carried out by our state legislature. They will point to the U.S. Constitution and make clear that the Necessary and Proper clause and interpretations of interstate commerce have been profoundly abused by the federal government in flagrant violation of the 10th Amendment. Equally important is the language of the 9th Amendment, stated in the petition.
This petition is the first step to electing federal legislators who "get it" and will repeal the unconstitutional federal laws; and to appointing judges who will reverse the criminal and wrong-headed "legal doctrines" used to rationalize federal usurpation of citizen's rights.
So, you are being asked to help recover your liberties and freedoms from an insatiable federal government. Please sign the petition. so we can work together to restore liberty.
The business entity tax was created in 2002 by State Legislators in order to fill the deficit gap in the state’s budget.
It is applied to over 118,000 businesses in Connecticut including Limited Liability Corporations, Limited Liability Partnerships, Limited Partnerships and S Corporations.
These companies must pay the $250 tax annually regardless of whether they earn a profit or even operate during the year.
This tax is a drain on the State’s economy and sends a negative message to small business owners and entrepreneurs. According to Secretary Bysiewicz in her news release dated January 23, 2008, small business owners are responsible for 80% of Connecticut’s new jobs and are instrumental in the growth of the state’s economy. This tax is a burden on those same small business owners who are struggling to grow their businesses and make ends meet. The $250 these businesses pay each year could pay an electric bill for a month, cover advertising costs, or be invested in a new product.
It is time to repeal the business entity tax in Connecticut. The state had a budget surplus last year and can no longer justify this additional tax on small business owners.
Tell your State legislators you want them to support Senate Bill 400, or any other measure that will eliminate the business entity tax.
House Democrats: 1-860-240-8585
Senate Democrats: 1-860-240-8600
House Republicans: 1-860-240-8700
Senate Republicans: 1-860-240-8800
In 1994, the world bears witness to the tragic sexual murder of seven year old Megan Kanka at the hands of a neighbor who was a convicted sex offender.
The law that was named after her bore good intentions, but sadly, the original intent of Megan's law is being abused by forcing not only the most dangerous sex offenders, but anyone convicted of a "crime" related to sex to register as a sex offender, where information about their lives can be made public, thus making employment, housing and many other rights we all take for granted difficult, if not impossible in many cases for the "offender" in question.
Everyone from the adult who was lied to by an adolescent sex partner concerning her age, to the person whose great crime was streaking or urinating in a public park, ALL are considered sex offenders and subject to the same registration laws that pedophiles and rapists are.
Again, this was never the intent of the law and it must be stopped! Don't think that this couldn't happen to you or someone you love.
Update: Feb 22, 2009
This petition is several years old. I started it in 2007 when I was speaking to people about trying to generate support to get bloomberg to run for a 3rd term. I was discouraged time and again by people telling me I was crazy and that, if anything, bloomberg would be making a run at the presidency. Turns out, I was a bit too early. I am ecstatic that bloomberg has decided he is interested in being our mayor.
I am interested in helping the bloomberg campaign, possibly obtaining a job helping the upcoming campaign. I would be happy to contribute this site to the official bloomberg campaign group. Otherwise, if they are not interested in this web address. I am open to other possiblities in working with , or possibly selling the domain to someone who is interested in owning and/or developing the site.
I am a life long new yorker, Columbia Law School graduate, and a former bankruptcy lawyer with Cadwalader Wickersham and Taft. I currently live in williamsburg, but I have lived in Canarsie, Staten Island, and at various locations over the west side of Manhattan. I have also lived in upstate New York in Binghamton , where I first attended College.
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BELOW IS THE ORIGINAL PETITION TEXT.
BLOOMBERG IS AN EXCELLENT MAYOR. New York City term limits prohibit him from running for a third or fourth term. As a result, we will be losing our greatest mayor in decades. New Yorkers should unite in a public referendum ballot initiative to repeal MAYORAL (and not city council member) term limits only for the next 2 terms so that Bloomberg can run for mayor 2 more times.
He is a very popular mayor and if he runs, he will likely get re-elected. The repeal will be only for the next two terms and subsequently will expire and term limits will go back into effect.
This petition is looking for support to bolster a hatchling campaign to gather signatures and petition the NYC clerk to put this issue on the ballot.
Your address is required because if this online petition is successful (30,000 signatures) we hope to mail you an official signature request form with a return address envelope postage paid which will be sent to the city clerk for verification.
In 2005, less than one percent of DWI's were given to a minor who had been drinking in a bar or nightclub. Not allowing 18-20-year-olds admittance into an establishment where liquor is responsible for sixty percent of the revenue will not hinder underage drinking.
Alternate locations will be sought and found in the form of private parties where peer pressure and the lack of monitoring will cause individuals to indulge themselves who would not have otherwise if they had been in an establishment.
TO REPEAL NEW YORK STATE HELMET LAWS.
Receienty a higher, Extreamly Higher Tax was imposed in Tobacco products in Montana. As well, Smokers are being discriminated against by laws prohibiting smoking in all public buildgings. This will eventually affect the Bars and Casinos as well.
This petition is to repeal the part of the law prohibiting smoking in bars & casinos, and to repeal the increased tobacco tax.
We the undersigned are petitioning the Indian Government to repeal the awarding of the Indira Gandhi prize to Shridath Ramphal on Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, India Day Celebrations, January 9-11th, 2003.
We consider Mr. Ramphal to be unworthy of this prize because of the well-documented atrocities that he committed as a member of Burnham's corrupt regime. Since it was people of Indian origin who mainly suffered as a result, India should not be conferring such an honour.
We believe that by honouring such a man, India is dishounoring not only the award processes but the name of the Honourable Indira Gandhi herself.
We respectfully submit this petition.
We the people petition the US Government for a REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES over the United States Senate, Congrees, and all other officials and spokesman for the US Governent for their efforts to lead the people of the United States into a Democracy by referring to the US as a Democracy when in fact the US is supposed to be a Constitutional Democracy.
This petition is to promote the repeal of the 17TH ARTICLE OF AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION. This amendment effectively turned our constitutional Republic into a legislative democracy and denies the states their right to appoint senators as written in the Constitution.
Last year students defeated National VSU. Now it's time to win in Victoria. Victorian VSU was introduced by the Kennett Government in 1994.
Since 1994 VSU in Victoria has seen the destruction of aspects of student autonomy, student representation, student media, clubs and societies and other areas of student organisation activity.
Vice Chancellors now police how student organisations can spend their money. Yet every student in Victoria continues to pay a compulsory non-academic fee.
Last year the ALP formed government in Victoria with a policy to repeal Victorian VSU. Let's keep up the pressure for a return to the pre 1994 position.